Heritage controls protect Campaspe’s historic places, preserving them for future generations. That includes buildings, trees and structures of natural or cultural significance that should be preserved and enhanced.
Council uses this policy to guide its decisions on conserving, demolishing and adapting heritage places. It covers individual properties and also Campaspe’s heritage precincts, which include:
- Old Echuca Township Precinct
- Echuca Central Precinct
- Echuca Central Residential Precinct
- Echuca North Residential Precinct
- Rochester Precinct
- Rushworth Precinct
- Balaclava Hill Open Cut Mine
- Whroo Township Site Area.
Under Campaspe Shire Council's Heritage Policy, if you want to make changes to a place that contributes to a heritage area’s significance, you may need council approval first.
You can find information about heritage precincts, maps and a list of significant buildings in the following documents:
- Heritage precincts incorporated plan
- Heritage review 2014, Part A, Review methodology
- Heritage review 2014, Part B, Heritage precinct
- Heritage review 2014, Part C, Individual heritage plans
Guidelines are available below on how to appropriately modify places of heritage significance in Campaspe including:
- applying for a planning permit in a heritage area
- signage in a heritage area
- carport and garage guidelines
- fence guidelines
- using heritage paint colours
- business signage in a heritage area
You can access Campaspe Shire Council's Heritage Policy here.
Understanding how to appropriately modify heritage buildings and places can be very complex so we recommend you contact council’s Planning Unit at the beginning of your project. They are happy to help.
Applications check list
Before submitting an application, make sure you have included:
- application form, completed and signed
- a full current copy of Certificate of Title
- application fee
- all information as outlined in the application requirements relevant zones and/or overlays and/or particular provisions
- plans as appropriate [dimensioned and to scale (A4 or A3)]
- written justification for the proposal in response to the decision guidelines of the relevant clauses.